American Bottle Auctions

915 28th St, Sacramento, California

About Auction House

American Bottle Auctions was founded in 1993 by Jeff Wichmann. It began as a part time project and grew over the years. A native Californian, Jeff himself has been collecting antique bottles for over 45 years. What first was called Pacific Glass Auctions in 1990, changed to American Bottle Auctions in 2001. American Bottle Auctions specializes in appraisal, brokering, consigning and auctioning of antique bottles and glass.  

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    Part 1 Of The Don Dwyer Collection Of Bitters And Soda Bottles Will Be Presented By American Bottle Auctions, Online, Starting On Feb. 26

    Eager bidders can bid online at the American Bottle Auctions website: starting on February 26th. Times and dates for Part 2 will be announced in the upcoming weeks. Cassin’s Grape Brandy Bitters, circa 1866-1873 (C 78). This is a second variant example in a beautiful yellow-green color. It has an imperfectly formed top, but still grades well at 8.5. SACRAMENTO, Calif. – American Bottle Auctions will present Part 1 of the Don Dwyer collection of bitters and soda bottles in online auction #70, starting on February 26th and ending on March 7th. Part 2 will be announced in the coming weeks. Part 1 will contain about 250 bottles, nearly all from the Dwyer collection but to include an assortment of related go-withs. Bidders can register and bid at the American Bottle Auctions website: “Don Dwyer has spent decades putting together a collection of bitters that had just about every example made for and sold in the West,” said Jeff Wichmann of American Bottle Auctions.  “In addition, his interest in Western soda and mineral water bottles added greatly to his huge entire inventory. Because he liked to collect color runs and made sure he had most variants, we will be presenting this collection by dividing it up so auctions 1 and 2 will both have bitters and sodas.” Just a few of the better bottles in Part 1 of the Don Dwyer collection will include the following: * V. Squarza bitters bottle with applied mouth, in a beautiful cobalt blue (S 170). The product was trademarked in 1865 and was possibly called either a Hygienic or Selene Bitters. It’s only the second one ABA has ever sold and its condition (9) is near perfect.  * Dr. Wonser’s USA Indian Root Bitters bottle in a chocolate amber (W 146). Dr. Wonser Western bitters bottles are hugely popular with collectors, due to their amazing embossed design and the letters U.S.A. with the doctor’s name. This one also grades 9. * Orizaba Bitters, J. Maristany, 1870s. Not much is known about J. Maristany or even where they were located, but this bottle…